Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion

Minnesota State
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 02, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Minnesota State Board of Trustees and Chancellor Devinder Malhotra invite nominations and applications for the position of Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion.


Minnesota State is the largest and most diverse provider of higher education in the state. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff.


Minnesota State seeks an accomplished senior leader who can further the Minnesota State vision and can successfully develop and execute strategy with action-oriented goals in support of the 37 colleges and universities.


The Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion cultivates diversity and an anti-racist ethos as a core institutional and education value, serving as a large-scale change agent.


The vice chancellor reports to the Chancellor, and is a member of chancellor’s cabinet and leads the Equity and Inclusion division while providing guidance and oversight for the Minnesota State Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan. The vice chancellor provides system-level leadership in the development, interpretation, and implementation of systemwide strategies and policy, including serving as the lead on ensuring civil rights compliance that adheres to federal and state mandates.


In consultation with college and university constituencies and system office divisions, the vice chancellor is responsible for building alliances and providing collaborative leadership to advance the goals in workforce, learning environments, programs, services, and partnerships throughout the system.


The vice chancellor will demonstrate the agility to transition from high-level strategic priorities to detailed implementation in order to accomplish the missions and equity goals of Minnesota State.


Knowledge and understanding not only of equity and inclusion theory on organizational frameworks but how it impacts the academic mission of higher education institutions is critical. The vice chancellor must effectively be able to bridge theory and application to most successfully advocate on behalf of our colleges and universities and the communities they serve.


The Vice Chancellor will possess a minimum of 10 years of successful and progressive leadership experience in a large, diverse, complex, and technologically sophisticated organizational setting. He/she will have demonstrated senior level management experience leading equity and inclusion efforts within a complex organization. An advanced degree is preferred, but not required.


Nominations/Application Procedure


Kim Bobby, EdD, Lead Executive Search Consultant, and Carlos Hernandez, PhD of AGB Search are supporting Minnesota State in this search.


Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


Nominations should include the following information regarding the nominee:

  1. Name
  2. Position
  3. Address
  4. Telephone number


Prospective candidates are encouraged to start a conversation about this opportunity through an initial email contact with either Dr. Bobby or Dr. Hernandez prior to submitting materials.


Applications must include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information for five professional references


Application materials should be sent to


Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to:

Kim Bobby, EdD. Lead Executive Search Consultant AGB Search



Carlos Hernandez. PhD Executive Search Consultant AGB Search



To learn more about Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, please visit



The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. Candidates with hearing or speech disabilities may contact us via preferred telecommunications relay services.

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